Hillary Clinton has called on Democratic voters to turn out in “overwhelming” numbers for the November election, arguing such an effort is needed to ensure Donald Trump does not “sneak or steal his way to victory”.
Voters in America will decide on 3 November whether or not Donald Trump remains in the White House for another four years.
The Republican president is being challenged by Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden, who is best known as Barack Obama’s vice-president and has been in US politics since the 1970s.
While addressing the Democratic national convention on Wednesday from her home in Chappaqua, New York, Clinton said she had spoken to a number of Americans who have said they wished they had voted in the last general election, or voted differently.
“For four years, people have said to me, ‘I didn’t realize how dangerous [Trump] was.’ ‘I wish I could go back and do it over.’ Or worst, ‘I should have voted,’” Clinton said.
She added: “Vote like our lives and livelihoods are on the line, because they are.”
In 2016, Clinton, was the first woman nominated for president by a major party, became the fifth presidential candidate to lose the US election despite winning the popular vote. In her address, she endorsed the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, and vice-presidential nominee, Kamala Harris.
Clinton has said America needs a president right now, and wished Donald Trump knew how to be one. She added Trump could have been a more successful president “if he had put his own interests and ego aside”
Meanwhile, Barack Obama delivered a powerful message calling for voters to protect American democracy during the third night of the Democratic national convention.
The former president argued that Donald Trump’s potential re-election posed an existential threat to the country’s democratic values and institutions, and he implored voters to ’embrace their own responsibility as citizens’ before November’s election.
Obama has warned that: ‘This administration has shown it will tear our democracy down if that’s what it takes to win, so we have to get busy building it up – by pouring all our effort into these 76 days, and by voting like never before’
Trump who has taken to his twitter account to respond to the due has given an unexpected welcome back statement.
“Welcome, Barack and Crooked Hillary. See you on the field of battle!
With just few months to go until November’s presidential election, Some of Trump’s supporters are hopeful of their victory in the election
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